Speaking of green: Teknion’s Tracy Backus

Teknion Corporation has announced that Tracy Backus, the company’s director, Sustainable Programs, will be a Master Speaker panelist at the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco (Nov. 14-16). The Greenbuild Master Series brings together leaders of diverse industries who share the common trait of championing sustainability and green building.

“It is an honor for me, and for Teknion as a long-time Greenbuild supporter, to be invited by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) to be part of its Master Series,” says Backus,. “The Master Series is one of the most highly anticipated events, where timely industry topics such as social equity, environmental policy and alternative energy technology are discussed. I look forward to sharing Teknion’s knowledge and expertise, and learning from my fellow panelists.”

The session – E04: Innovations for Affordability and Accessibility – takes place Thurs., Nov. 15, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Randy Fiser, executive VP and CEO of the ASID, will moderate a dialogue between: Melissa Mizell, senior associate, Gensler; David Oakey, principal, David Oakey Designs; Ken Wilson, principal, Perkins+Will; and Backus. The panel will discuss the role that manufacturers and designers have in bringing about ongoing innovations in manufacturing, and what is required to make sustainable products affordable and readily available to all schools, homes, offices and healthcare facilities.

In addition to an appearance by Backus in the Master Speaker series, Teknion will also have a presence on the show floor. Teknion will feature three special partners at Booth #4347N: Jill Savery, head of sustainability for America’s Cup; Andrea Tagliamacco from Artemis Racing; and Rose Tourje, CEO and founder of ANEW. In addition, visitors will experience Teknion innovation in ergonomics and advances in technology with Livello height-adjustable tables, MAST monitor support arms and accessories, LOGIQ energy management system and Visio task seating.

About Greenbuild

Greenbuild is the world’s largest, award-winning conference and expo dedicated to green building. More than 30,000 attendees are expected at this year’s event featuring over 1,000 green building exhibitors and hundreds of presentations by business, environmental and social leaders. According to the show sponsor, many of the ideas that will catalyze the transformation of our environment begin at Greenbuild.

About Teknion

Teknion Corporation is an award-winning international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and office furniture products. Innovating for over 25 years, Teknion connects people, technology and spaces. With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, offices and facilities are located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Malaysia.  Clients are served through a network of authorized dealers worldwide. Visit Teknion at teknion.com and join Teknion at facebook.com/teknion and teknioncre8.com for hot trends, cool designs and more.